It’s that magical time of the year again.Tomorrow, the Mid-autumn Festival will shine with a gorgeous full moon, and many families will gather to eat tasty mooncakes and gaze at the moon. Kids will parade around with pretty lanterns in the moonlit night. Heres the recipe for “doll” mooncakes if you’d like to make your own. If not, Asian stores are well-stocked with mooncakes of all sorts.
Photo by G. Yek: “Doll” Mooncakes–a popular mooncake variety among kids
Click here for more: The Divine Lady of the Moon
If you’ve amassed food knowledge that’s more than 80 countries deep, written three books, become a celebrity on TV, and regularly write for various media, what comes next? For Simon Majumdar, it’s podcasting. On Oct. 1, we will all be treated to his wit, encyclopedic food knowledge and quick humor–delivered with a dash of English panache.
Photo by Sybil Villanueva: Simon Majumdar at work
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Perhaps the real story here is how this very chill, low-key group is doing tremendous things by way of coffee–all right here, in West End. If you’ve ever had Deeper Roots Coffee, you’d have tasted their meticulousness; call it coffee science. And if you’ve ever met the founders and doers, you’d have probably also picked up the heart behind all that they do.
Photo by Deogracias Lerma: Deeper Roots partners (from left to right): Ryan Doan, Les Stoneham, Courtney Robinson, Adam Shaw.
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It’s not easy to be that chef or restaurant that offers incredible food, provide top-notch service, and be exemplary stewards of the community and environment. Which is why this is a big deal. For the three restaurants in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky that made the cut in Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery (TL&CC), the honor is immeasurable. It’s equivalent to taking a seat at the table with such icons as Alice Waters and Dan Barber.
Photo provided by Anne Sullivan: Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery USA Edition book cover
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I have a soft spot for education. For some students, the prospect of racking up student debt is crushing enough they sadly turn away from college. In this story, Alyssia Kelley is absolutely right–she advises college-aspiring students to “take the time to learn and explore the options…there are many, many resources out there.” McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity can be a helpful resource for some, as it has been for this dynamic young lady.
Photo provided by Kelley: Alyssia Kelley (L) and general manager Chaz Himes (R) at the Maineville McDonald’s.
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The mid-autumn festival, the second biggest celebration in the Chinese culture, will soon descend upon Fountain Square. Also called the moon festival, the celebration is traditionally a time for family and friends, against the backdrop of the full moon, beautiful lanterns and tasty mooncakes. The Cincinnati Moon Festival — a first for the city — will provide an immersive experience of this beloved celebration.
Photo provided by Vibe Cincinnati: Cincinnati Moon Festival Flyer
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Coffee culture runs strong at Deeper Roots Coffee. Their production and training facility in West End gives a glimpse of the global impact they’re making. Yes, right here in Cincinnati.
Photo by Deogracias Lerma: Freshly crafted cappuccino at Deeper Roots Coffee
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Photo: Jared Whalen at Pigalls circa 2004 (provided by Scott McDonald)
This is not the kind of story I want to write. The unexpected loss of one of Cincinnati’s top talents struck at the heart of our chef community. Chef Whalen leaves a void that will be felt for a long time to come.
Click here for more: Chefs remember Jared Whalen
Photo: Steamed Barbecue Pork Buns at Grand Oriental (photo by G Yek)
Bao is simply the perfect comfort food. These round beauties are not only tasty, they are a meal-in-one you can literally grab with one hand.
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Photo: Bridget Lieb in the Kitchen at Sacred Beast
Bridget Lieb is at the top of her game. She’s playfully referred to as the “beast” behind Sacred Beast and if you ever watch her work or hear her story, you’ll understand why. She’s a mom, trained (hard core) chef, business owner and handywoman, if necessary.
Click here for more: How Bridget Lieb Rolls